Bob Drake and I had the pleasure of being Co-Chairs for the Gary United Methodist Church Capital Campaign, All In! God’s Next Best Thing for Gary. The consultant led us effectively through the process and coached us in the art of asking with heart. His engaging manner and commitment to his faith served Gary well throughout the campaign. He spoke from the heart and spoke of his personal experiences to guide us and the steering committee into an engaging congregation campaign. Your process of congregation family visits provided the platform for the discussion of mission and needs for Gods Next Big Thing for Gary.
The consultant is very effective in controlling the process for visits, pledges and accounting. He also received good feedback on the training process to be a team member. His upbeat and positive nature was an inspiration every day. The consultant’s guidance of the campaign kickoff team was excellent and was applauded by the steering committee and congregation. The service was touted as moving, uplifting, and engaging. The Kick-Off Sunday was great fun and set the stage for our campaign visits with families.
The consultant was truly engaged in the Gary Mission while on the project. He met and greeted all with open arms regardless of the reservations to the process, pledging, or personal situations. His talent of shepherding us through the fields and trusting God shows in our campaign results. To date we are at $1,751,000 and are in sight of our need of $1.8 million and beyond! We are truly excited about how this will further God’s work in our community and beyond.
Bob and I are grateful for the consultant’s leadership and support along this journey. God has blessed us in this campaign beyond imagination. WE thank you, your consultant, and God for this experience!
Gary Memorial UMC